5 Basic Insurance Policies Everyone should have

Read ahead to find the 5 basic insurance policies that are recommended by every expert.

  • Long-term disability insurance: Long term disability can be terrifying. This is because it is scary to even imagine that your body which presently works fine will stop doing so. This is the reason why a lot of people simply choose to neglect it and not think about it because they feel that they will always remain perfect and nothing can happen to them. However, this type of insurance scheme helps you to enjoy the present way of lifestyle even if misfortune strikes and you are no longer able to work and earn for yourself due to an impairment.
  • Life insurance: This is one of the most common insurance policies that you hear of every day and read about or receive promotional texts on. Every bank offers this because they too understand how valuable it is for their clients. A life insurance helps you to look after those who are at present, financially dependent on you. In case of your sudden death, then your family members such as your children, parents or spouse can claim that insurance amount and use it for their living. It greatly depends on the amount you earn at present and the number of years to wish to remain in employment. However, in such terrible situations, it is of great help to those who are still alive.
  • Health insurance: This is just as important as life insurance. This is so because you never know when you may fall sick or be detected with any health issue. Thus, a medical insurance keeps you at ease and peace of mind because you know that you are covered. In fact, it also helps you to go for regular health checkups and detect illnesses as soon as they initiate. Early detection helps faster curing and also implies that less amount will be spent in total.
  • Automobile insurance: Nowadays, owing an automobile is nothing less than a necessity. This is because everyone desires comfort and ease while traveling from one venue to the other. You never know when accidents might happen. In several cases, even when the driver takes all the necessary precautions, an accident cannot be avoided. It is certainly sudden and unexpected or it would not have happened at all. Thus, an automobile insurance helps you to cover the cost of the damages. In case you do not have this, you are left totally at your own. In fact, they are also helpful in case of accident lawsuits filed against you.
  • Home owner’s insurance: What are you supposed to if suddenly lightning strikes your home or a fire breaks out? You will obviously need to get it repaired. And for that, you obviously need money. Thus, this is exactly what you are able to do if you are covered by a home owner’s insurance policy. It helps you to stay at another place as well for a while till your residence gets repaired.

Anum

Anum Yoon is the founder and editor of Current on Currency. She loves all things personal finance, which is why you'll find her work all over the PF blogosphere.

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